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There's a crazy game show-thrill ride coming to NYC in April

Using 360-degree digital projections, the game takes players through high-energy party games.

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver

Move over escape rooms, a new immersive 360-degree game is afoot.

Opening on April 9 at midtown's Lightbox, "Game of 1000 Boxes" isn't about packing up your apartment, it's part game show, part audio-visual thrill ride that offers teams of four a series of challenges. 

Using 360-degree digital projections, the game takes players through high-energy party games that tap into teamwork, reaction time, puzzle-solving, trivia, social strategy and more to bring teams to a mystery box. High scorers can check back weekly to see if they remain at the top of the game’s leaderboard at Lightbox.

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Photograph: courtesy of Game of 1000 Boxes

"We wanted to make shiny, loud, and deceptively dumb games you can play with your friends and strangers. A maximalist, socially-driven experience that feels like being on your own strange game show," said Gabe Liberti of State Lottery Studios. Lightbox has partnered with State Lottery Studios to present the game.

Guests need to present proof that they have received one or both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine no later than fourteen days before the show they're attending. Lightbox has also installed MERV13 HVAC filters and UV lights for continuous fresh airflow and will disinfect game consoles between every session.

The game is open to the public from Friday-Sunday at various times as well as for private corporate parties for team building events with food and beverage on select weekdays. 

You can purchase tickets for teams of two as well as teams of four, at and on Instagram @1000boxesnyc. Tickets are now $39 per person.

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Photograph: Game of 1000 Boxes



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